Category: nonfiction

On the infinite expansion of reading lists

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The not-yet-read book list represents abundance.

‘Painting Dragons’ will be 99 cents for Kindle on Friday, July 31, 2020

Interested in the trope of eunuch villains? ‘Painting Dragons’ is available for Kindle!

Jane Alison: ‘Complex narratives are networks’

Write a narrative that integrates its information so that you are not presenting a simple statement to the reader but rather an information network.

The ‘situation’ is what’s unfolding

Lauren Berlant, Cruel Optimism; detail from book cover

There is never not a crisis. Sometimes our crises just feel less prominent. A perturbation is a situation in which you have to make a conscious choice to act differently.

The term ‘writer’s grievance’

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Here is a term coined by Minna Salami describing the weariness or frustration in noticing that other writers—because of their dominant race or gender—can adopt a particular tone that you could never take or can get away with less effort, less serious attention, or… Continue Reading “The term ‘writer’s grievance’”